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Round-Up: New e-tron option, UKCOTY shortlist revealed, Keyfuels network tops 3,000 sites

New e-tron option

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Audi has introduced an entry-level model to its e-tron range.

Badged ’50 Quattro’, the new model is powered by two electric motors which produce 313hp and is priced from £59,000.

It has a WLTP range of 190 miles and can be fast charged in 30 minutes, while it takes 10.5 hours to fully recharge using a 7kW wallbox home charger.

Prior to the 50’s introduction, there was just one power option for the e-tron, the 55 quattro, which has 408hp and a starting price of £72,700.

“This new version of the e-tron opens up the possibility of driving ultra-economically and with zero local emissions to a wider customer base,” says director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. “Our research has shown that on a daily basis many prospective buyers will cover significantly less than the 190-mile maximum achievable in the e-tron 50 on a full charge, so for them this more accessible yet no less accomplished variant makes perfect sense.”

UKCOTY shortlist revealed

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The shortlist for the UK Car of the Year 2020 award has been announced.

The shortlist consists of nine entrants which have been named as their class winners, ahead of the overall UK Car of the Year 2020, which will be named on 28 February.

Now in its seventh year, the awards are judged by 29 motoring journalists, including Company Car Today editor Paul Barker, Company Car Tomorrow editor David Motton and CCT contributors Tristan Young and Al Suttie.

Full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2020 category winners:

Best Supermini – Renault Clio

Best Small Hatch – Mazda3

Best Executive – Tesla Model 3

Best Luxury – Bentley Flying Spur

Best Estate – BMW 3 Series

Best Crossover – Kia e-Niro

Best Premium Crossover – Range Rover Evoque

Best Cabriolet – Porsche 911

Best Performance – Porsche Taycan

Keyfuels network tops 3,000 sites

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Fuelcard giant Keyfuels has announced that it has over 3,000 network sites in the United Kingdom.

The milestone was passed by adding the Racecourse Service Station in Doncaster to the network in December 2019, a site located close to the M18. The total number of Keyfuels network sites at the end of 2019 has risen to 3,067, over a 5% increase in sites year on year, the firm said.